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I came to this area in 1990 Just passing threw on a vacation. I was so touched by the gentle giant that I ended up coming back and buying a island here. I now own and run a private island retreat. It is dedicated to allowing family's to experience island living and manatee encounters. I am truly blessed to be able to make a living bringing such experiences to the public.

    The West Indian Manatee, or Trichechus manatus, is a large, herbivorous, aquatic mammal. The manatee's large body tapers to a wide flat tail and a pair of paddle like forelimbs on the upper body. These flippers have three or four nails each. The bulldog like face is very wrinkled and the manatee's snouts is covered with many stiff whickers. The average manatee is about ten feet in length and weighs between 800 and 1200 pounds, however, adults have been found exceeding lengths of thirteen feet and weighing more then 3,500 pounds. A new born manatee, or calf, is four to four and a half feet long and will weigh between 60 and 70 pounds.

Manatees are one of natures most fascinating creatures. Gentile for their size they love to have contact with humans. While  swimming with these gentile giants is prohibited almost everywhere, Crystal River, Florida is a place where humans and manatees can have a relationship that few attractions in the world can offer. In Crystal River you will have the chance to get in the water and spend time with these animals on a personal level. So come enjoy your own manatee tour. You can bring your own mask snorkel and wet suit or we can provide them for you. We can also make this a trip to remember by making a dvd video of you while you are interacting with the manatee. When you first arrive you will be showmen a video of what you may and may not do with the manatee. This way there is no surprises after you get in the water and are having fun with them. Just remember they are a wild animal and you are not allowed to keep them from eating or and natural behavior. If they want to interact with you, and they will they will come and tell to get over here and pet me and play with me I am bored. They do love to play with people. If you don't think so now, ask your self after you get out of the water, did you play with them or

 did they play with you ??   

Manatees love cameras, so if you are going to be around them make sure that you have one on hand as they love to roll and play for the picture. many people who have taken a manatee tour will agree that the pictures you will get of the manatee are worth it.

 

Two manatees

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Call us at (352) 564-1757

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you can email us at
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